IBM DataPower Gateway firmware V7.7 delivers support for the next-generation physical appliance, increased integration for the DataPower Operations Dashboard, and the new multi-cloud hybrid architecture IBM API Connect 2018.1

IBM United States Software Announcement 218-018
March 13, 2018


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Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesTechnical informationTechnical information
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Statement of general directionStatement of general directionPricesPrices
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(Corrected on March 22, 2018)

The Description section is revised.



At a glance

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IBM® DataPower® Gateway firmware V7.7 delivers support for the next-generation IBM API Connect™ 2018.1 by providing compatibility support for policies that are generated in API Connect V5.x. In addition, DataPower Gateway firmware V7.7:

  • Provides support for the next generation DataPower Gateway appliance.
  • Delivers improvements to DataPower Operations Dashboard enhancing the integration with Application Performance Manager solutions such as Splunk.

IBM API Connect 2018.1 delivers enhanced capabilities for the market-leading IBM API management solution, with the ability to deploy in complex multi-cloud topologies and enhanced experiences for developers and cloud administrators at organizations.

Additionally, API Connect has implemented date-based versioning to help organizations better manage the API Connect support lifecycle.

API Connect 2018.1 delivers:

  • The ability to deploy API Connect micro-services through Docker and managed with Kubernetes to take advantage of the auto-scaling capabilities of Kubernetes, while still having the option to deploy as an Open Virtualization Format (OVA) package.
  • Advanced multi-cloud deployment capabilities with the ability to deploy portal, gateway, and analytics services separate from API Manager in various IBM and other cloud environments
  • Complete representational state transfer (REST) and command language interpreter (CLI) coverage of API Connect functionality for enhanced DevOps functionality
  • Date-based versioning with year-quarter identifying when the version was released. For more information, see IBM API Connect v5.0.x Support Lifecycle website.


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Overview

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Three main drivers in the application integration market that cause organizations to pursue advanced application deployment strategies:

  • Deployment of applications and services across of variety of private and public clouds, to create true hybrid and multi-cloud application topologies
  • Increased global availability of these applications and services, as many companies are setting up datacenters across multiple geographic regions
  • Advancement of containers and container orchestration platforms as deployment strategies for applications

DataPower Gateway firmware V7.7 delivers:

  • Support for new API Connect 2018.1 architecture with a multi-cloud hybrid architecture for enhanced scalability and operational management
  • Ability to use the latest performance enhancements on the DataPower Gateway X2 physical appliance
  • Enhancements to XML Digital Signatures to provide increased accuracy in validating XML documents
  • Increased integration of the DataPower Operations Dashboard with Application Performance Management (APM) and Splunk solutions for enhanced end-to-end service management
  • Upgraded TIBCO Enterprise Message Service (EMS) client to Version 8.3.x, which replaces the TIBCO EMS 8.2.x

API Connect 2018.1 and DataPower Gateway firmware V7.7 offerings are simultaneously delivered to meet the needs of organizations as they undergo major changes in their application infrastructure.

API Connect provides enhanced capabilities and a comprehensive API foundation platform to create, run, manage, and enforce APIs and micro-services. It empowers API developers and businesses to rapidly design APIs with enterprise-grade security policies. It also allows the sharing of APIs across organizational boundaries and environments, while gaining deep insight into API usage.

API Connect 2018.1. delivers:

  • Support for deployment of API Connect as a collection of Docker containers managed through Kubernetes
  • Support for OVA deployment of API Connect as series of VMware images
  • Support for deployment of IBM API Connect into third-party cloud environments
  • Separation of analytics from the management subsystem to promote DataPower remote gateway deployments
  • Enhanced REST interface for the API Connect platform to promote developer operations (DevOps) pipelines
  • Enhanced user experiences for the API Connect Cloud Manager, API Manager, API Designer, and API Portal


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Key prerequisites

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DataPower physical appliance or DataPower Virtual Edition

For details, see the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date

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March 30, 2018



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Description

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DataPower Gateway firmware V7.7

  • Provides a new API gateway that supports API Connect 2018.1, the next generation of IBM API management solution:
    • Delivers the API Gateway capabilities for the new, multi-cloud hybrid architecture API management solution with enhanced scalability and operational management.
    • Natively built API Gateway with low-level optimizations in the platform provides increased performance.
    • Leverages the breadth of comprehensive and field-proven DataPower policies within API Connect with zero-to-minimal customizations for fast time to value.
    • Delivers persistent configuration in DataPower Gateway as opposed to caching from API Management server for enhanced reliability.
  • Supports new DataPower Gateway X2 physical appliance that provides:
    • Next-generation hardware that delivers up to two times the workload performance as compared to current appliances
    • Higher capacity flash drive and increased network capacity to boost application responsiveness and remove I/O bottlenecks
    • New memory that delivers higher performance, increased density, improved reliability, and low power consumption
  • Delivers support for canonicalization Version 1.1 for XML 1.0 (second edition):
    • Addresses issues with Extensible Markup Language (XML) Canonical Version 1.0, as described in the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) document.
    • Helps ensure correct verification of digital signatures over subsets of XML documents.
  • Delivers improved support of IBM DataPower Operations Dashboard for more tight integration with Application Performance Monitoring (APM) tools, Splunk, and other offerings:
    • Increased volume capacity, and major improvements in storage latency for DataPower Operations Dashboard
    • Major increase in the transactions history that is kept in DataPower Operations Dashboard
    • Integration with various application performance monitors such Tivoli® APM, Tivoli Composite Application Manager (ITCAM), Splunk, and others
  • Includes a "fast startup" mode to prioritize faster startup over initial response time for DataPower Gateway over Docker. This can help provide a faster startup response time for management functions in IBM-provided Docker images.
  • Includes an enhanced web GUI for Role Based Management (RBM) authentication.
  • Improves serviceability for Time and NTP server settings.
  • Improves Trace Route execution with greater authentication control. The trace route execution has access control protection to allow authenticated users to run the command.
  • Includes updated protection against Cross-Site Request Forgery (CSRF).
  • Includes upgraded TIBCO Enterprise Message client. The Embedded TIBCO client is updated to Version 8.3 to replace the TIBCO EMS 8.2.x.

API Connect 2018.1

API Connect 2018.1 delivers enhanced, market-leading API management with the ability to deploy into complex multi-cloud application topologies.

With API Connect 2018.1, you can:

  • Deploy services across multiple public, and private cloud environments, in a variety of topologies to meet the demands of organizations' hybrid and multi-cloud application infrastructure.
  • Deploy analytics and gateway services next to backend apps and systems-of-record.
  • Deploy a developer portal separate from the API Manager.
  • Connect multiple gateway and analytics services to a single catalog to create high-availability zones across multiple geographic regions.
  • Deploy multiple portal clusters per API Connect cloud.

API Connect 2018.1 delivers major improvements in the developer experience:

  • Complete REST and CLI coverage of API Connect functionality for advanced DevOps support
  • Ability to leverage REST commands to build complex regression testing, with transient catalogs as part of DevOps pipeline
  • Streamlined flow for API proxy creation in API Connect
  • New user experience for API documentation that surfaces both in the portal for API Consumers and also in the API Designer for developers
  • New API development tooling to help developers rapidly deploy, test, and iterate before they deploy APIs into production environments

API Connect 2018.1 delivers new deployment capabilities:

  • Deploy API Connect micro-services through Docker and managed with Kubernetes to take advantage of auto-scaling capabilities of Kubernetes.
  • Continues to support Open Virtualization Format (OVA) deployment through VMware.
  • Deploy the API Connect toolkit as a native application, not as an Node Package Manager (NPM) install.

IBM API Connect 2018.1 provides a new date-based versioning scheme that indicates the year and quarter when the version was released.



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Statement of general direction

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APIs are the central nervous system of your modern applications, and fulfilling the behavior of each API contract is crucial to the success of your API program. That means testing your API throughout its lifecycle right from iterative development through to deployment is essential. Structured and automated testing that plugs into your DevOps pipeline provides confidence that APIs will serve the correct content to the API consumers that depend upon them. It does not stop at deployment. As apps depend upon APIs, it is important to uncover potential problems with the deployed APIs before your users do. That means continuous monitoring of your APIs that checks for health, performance, and expected responses, along with proactive notification of potential issues, is critical to the success of your API strategy.

IBM, the leader in solutions for the enterprise API life cycle, intends to expand IBM API Connect's API lifecycle capabilities to include API Testing and Monitoring.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remain at our sole discretion.



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Reference information

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For more information on IBM DataPower Gateway firmware, see

  • Software Announcement 217-265, dated July 25, 2017
  • Software Announcement 216-024, dated February 16, 2016
  • Software Announcement 215-108, dated May 26, 2015
  • Software Announcement 214-394, dated October 14, 2014
  • Software Announcement 214-117, dated April 15, 2014


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Program number

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IBM DataPower Gateway

Program number VRM Program name
5737-F90 7.7.0 IBM DataPower Gateway (Machine types 8436 and 8441)
5737-F91 7.7.0 Software Options for IBM DataPower Gateway
5725-T06 7.7.0 IBM DataPower Gateway (Machine type 8436)
5725-T07 7.7.0 Software Options for IBM DataPower Gateway
5725-T09 7.7.0 IBM DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition
5725-K50 7.7.0 IBM WebSphere® DataPower Service Gateway XG45 (Machine types 7198 and 2426)
5725-K51 7.7.0 Software Options for IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 (Machine type 2426)
5725-K52 7.7.0 IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 (Machine types 7199 and 2426)
5725-K53 7.7.0 Software Options for IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 (Machine type 2426)
5725-K54 7.7.0 IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62 (Machine type 7199 and 2426)
5725-K55 7.7.0 Software Options for IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62 (Machine type 2426)
5765-CS2 7.7.0 Software Options for WebSphere DataPower Appliance XI52 and XB62 (Machine type 7199)
5765-DP6 7.7.0 Software Options for WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 (Machine type 7198)

API Connect

Program number VRM Program name
5725-Z22 2018.1.0 IBM API Connect
5737-D53 2018.1.0 IBM API Connect Hybrid
5725-U33 2018.1.0 IBM API Connect for Cloud Dedicated
5737-D03 2018.1.0 IBM API Connect for Cloud Private


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Documentation for DataPower appliances and features is available on IBM Knowledge Center DataPower Gateways website.

Documentation for API Connect is available on IBM developerWorks® API Connect website.



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Services

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Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services, contact your Lab Services Sales or Delivery Leader.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM DataPower Gateway V7.7 supports the following DataPower physical and virtual appliances:

Description Machine type Model
IBM DataPower Gateway 8436 52X
IBM DataPower Gateway with HSM Card 8436 53X
IBM DataPower Gateway 8441 52X
IBM DataPower Gateway with HSM Card 8441 53X
IBM DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition 5725 T09
IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 7198 32X
IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 2426 32X
IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 7199 32X
IBM WebSphere DataPower Service Gateway XG45 with HSM card 2426 33X
BM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 7199 42X
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 2426 42X
IBM WebSphere DataPower Integration Appliance XI52 with HSM card 2426 43X
IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62 7199 62X
IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62 2426 62X
IBM WebSphere DataPower B2B Appliance XB62 with HSM card 2426 63X

DataPower Virtual Edition requires a machine with one of the following:

  • VMware vSphere™ V5.0, V5.1, V5.5, or V6.0 editions:
    • Standard
    • Enterprise
    • Enterprise Plus
  • VMware Workstation V10, or V11
  • VMware Player V6, or V7
  • VMware Fusion V6, or V7
  • IBM PureApplication® System W1500 or W2500 Version 2.0
  • PureApplication Service on SoftLayer® with x86 hardware
  • SoftLayer bare metal instances using supported hypervisors
  • Amazon EC2 virtual server
  • Microsoft™ Azure virtual server
  • Docker Engine V1.12

The absolute minimum resource allocation depends on expected workload and edition. After deployment, you can increase resource settings to meet workload requirements.

  • For DataPower Gateway without API workload, the minimum resource allocation is 4 virtual processors (vCPU) and 4 GB RAM except for the developers edition. For the developers edition, the minimum resource allocation is:
    • 2 vCPU
    • 4 GB RAM
  • For DataPower Gateway with API workload and independent of the edition, the minimum resource allocation is:
    • 4 vCPU
    • 8 GB RAM

For API Connect 2018.1 hardware requirements, see Software Product Compatibility Reports at the IBM API Connect Enterprise website.

Software requirements

DataPower Virtual Edition requires a machine with one of the following:

  • VMware vSphere V5.5, V6.0, or V6.5 editions:
    • Standard
    • Enterprise
    • Enterprise Plus
  • VMware Workstation V12
  • VMware Fusion V8
  • PureApplication System W1500 or W2500 Version 2.0
  • PureApplication Service on SoftLayer with x86 hardware
  • SoftLayer bare metal instances using supported hypervisors
  • Amazon EC2 virtual server
  • Microsoft Azure virtual server
  • Docker Engine V1.12

Note: Support for VMware platforms is dependent upon the VMware vendor product support lifecycle.

For additional details, see the Hardware requirements section.

For API Connect 2018.1 Software requirements, see Software Product Compatibility Reports at the IBM API Connect Enterprise website.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is available only via electronic download.

API Connect 2018.1 is available from IBM Marketplace. On IBM Marketplace, you can discover, try, and buy software, hardware, and services from IBM and third-party providers.

Information regarding DataPower Gateway is available from IBM Marketplace.



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Ordering information

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Product group: IBM Hybrid Cloud

Product Description PID number
IBM DataPower Gateway 5737-F90
Software Options for IBM DataPower Gateway 5737-F91
IBM DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition 5725-T09
IBM API Connect 5725-Z22
IBM API Connect Hybrid 5737-D53
IBM API Connect for Cloud Dedicated 5724-U33
IBM API Connect for Cloud Private 5737-D03

Product category: Hybrid Cloud Integration


Passport Advantage

IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance (5737-F90)

Part description Part number
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance Appliance Install Appliance + S&S 12 Mo D1WHSLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance Appliance Install Annual Appliance S&S Renewal E0P4VLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance Appliance Install Appliance S&S Reinstatement 12 Mo D1WHTLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance Appliance Install Initial Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade D1WHULL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance Appliance Install Subsequent Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade E0P4WLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance Appliance Install Initial Appliance Media Retention Service Upgrade D1WHVLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance Appliance Install Subsequent Appliance Media Retention Service Upgrade E0P4XLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card Appliance Install Appliance + S&S 12 Mo D1WI0LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card Appliance Install Annual Appliance S&S Renewal E0P51LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card Appliance Install Appliance S&S Reinstatement 12 Mo D1WI1LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card Appliance Install Initial Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade D1WI2LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card Appliance Install Subsequent Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade E0P52LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card Appliance Install Initial Appliance Media Retention Service Upgrade D1WI3LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card Appliance Install Subsequent Appliance Media Retention Service Upgrade E0P53LL
Long reach optical tranceiver for DataPower Appliances X2 Appliance Install Appliance Related Hardware D1WI8LL
Long reach optical tranceiver for DataPower Appliances X2 Linux® on IBM z Systems® Appliance Install Appliance Related Hardware D1WI9LL

IBM DataPower Gateway Software Options for X2 Appliance (5737-F91)

Part description Part number
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Application Optimization Module Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WLWLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Application Optimization Module Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P5VLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Application Optimization Module Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WLXLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 B2B Module Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WM6LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 B2B Module Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P60LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 B2B Module Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WM7LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 B2B Module for ASL Only Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WMALL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 B2B Module for ASL Only Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P62LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 B2B Module for ASL Only Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WMBLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Integration Module Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WMCLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Integration Module Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P63LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Integration Module Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WMDLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Integration Module for ASL Only Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WMGLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Integration Module for ASL Only Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P65LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Integration Module for ASL Only Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WMHLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 TIBCO EMS Module Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WMILL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 TIBCO EMS Module Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P66LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 TIBCO EMS Module Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WMJLL
IBM Isolated Tenant Module Additional Tenant for IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WMMLL
IBM Isolated Tenant Module Additional Tenant for IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P68LL
IBM Isolated Tenant Module Additional Tenant for IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WMNLL

For more ordering information regarding DataPower Gateway, see Software Announcement 217-265, dated July 25, 2017.

API Connect 2018.1

IBM Cloud Dedicated Systems Services (5725-U33)

Description Part number
IBM API Connect Enterprise for IBM Cloud Tier Dedicated Million API Calls per Month D1X3YLL

IBM API Connect Cloud Service (5737-D53)

Description Part number
IBM API Connect Enterprise Tier Hybrid Million API Calls Overage D1X50LL
IBM API Connect Enterprise Tier Hybrid Million API Calls Hybrid Entitlement D1X51LL
IBM API Connect Enterprise Tier Reserved Instance Million API Calls Overage D1X4ZLL
IBM API Connect Enterprise Reserved Instance High Availability Add-On Million API Calls per Annum D1X4YLL
IBM API Connect Enterprise Tier Reserved Instance Million API Calls per Annum D1X4XLL

For more ordering information regarding API Connect offerings, see

  • Software Announcement 216-541, dated December 6, 2016
  • Software Announcement 216-353, dated August 30, 2016
  • Software Announcement 216-183, dated May 24, 2016
  • Software Announcement 216-019, dated February 16, 2016
  • Software Announcement 217-269, dated May 30, 2017
  • Software Announcement 217-229, dated April 18, 2017
  • Software Announcement 217-142, dated March 14, 2017
  • Software Announcement 216-536, dated December 6, 2016
  • Software Announcement 216-233, dated May 24, 2016
  • Software Announcement 216-135, dated March 15, 2016


z Systems® parallel part number

Cross-platform product for use on z Systems

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on z Systems servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a z Systems server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

DataPower Gateway (5737-F90)
Part description Part number
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance IBM Z Appliance Install Appliance + S&S 12 Mo D1WHWLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance IBM Z Appliance Install Annual Appliance S&S Renewal E0P4YLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance IBM Z Appliance Install Appliance S&S Reinstatement 12 Mo D1WHXLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance IBM Z Appliance Install Initial Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade D1WHYLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance IBM Z Appliance Install Subsequent Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade E0P4ZLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance IBM Z Appliance Install Initial Appliance Media Retention Service Upgrade D1WHZLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance IBM Z Appliance Install Subsequent Appliance Media Retention Service Upgrade E0P50LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card IBM Z Appliance Install Appliance + S&S 12 Mo D1WI4LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card IBM Z Appliance Install Annual Appliance S&S Renewal E0P54LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card IBM Z Appliance Install Appliance S&S Reinstatement 12 Mo D1WI5LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card IBM Z Appliance Install Initial Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade D1WI6LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card IBM Z Appliance Install Subsequent Appliance Business Critical Service Upgrade E0P55LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card IBM Z Appliance Install Initial Appliance Media Retention Service Upgrade D1WI7LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance With HSM Card IBM Z Appliance Install Subsequent Appliance Media Retention Service Upgrade E0P56LL

Software Options for DataPower Gateway X2 appliance (5737-F91)

Part description Part number
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Application Optimization Module for IBM Z Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WM4LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Application Optimization Module for IBM Z Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P5ZLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Application Optimization Module for IBM Z Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WM5LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 B2B Module for IBM Z Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WM8LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 B2B Module for IBM Z Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P61LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 B2B Module for IBM Z Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WM9LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Integration Module for IBM Z Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WMELL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Integration Module for IBM Z Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P64LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Integration Module for IBM Z Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WMFLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 TIBCO EMS Module for IBM Z Application instance License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months D1WMKLL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 TIBCO EMS Module for IBM Z Application instance Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal E0P67LL
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 TIBCO EMS Module for IBM Z Application instance SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months D1WMLLL

API Connect 2018.1

For ordering information regarding API Connect 2018.1, see

  • Software Announcement 216-541, dated December 6, 2016
  • Software Announcement 216-353, dated August 30, 2016
  • Software Announcement 216-183, dated May 24, 2016
  • Software Announcement 216-019, dated February 16, 2016

Charge metric

DataPower Gateway

Program name PID number Charge metric
IBM DataPower Gateway X2 Appliance 5737-F90 Appliance Install
Software Options for IBM DataPower Gateway X2 5737-F91 Application Instance
IBM DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition 5725-T09 Authorized User
IBM DataPower Gateway Virtual Edition 5725-T09 Processor Value Unit

Metric definitions

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Processor Value Unit: Processor Value Unit (PVU) is a unit of measure by which the Program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the Processor Value Unit (PVU) licensing for Distributed Software website) and the number of processors made available to the Program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the Program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (see web page below). If using full capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the Program, except for those servers from which the Program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the Program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules website.

* An Activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

API Connect 2018.1

Program name

PID number Charge metric
IBM API Connect Hybrid 5737-D53 Million API Calls
IBM Cloud Dedicated Systems Services 5725-U33 Million API Calls

Million API Calls is a unit of measure by which the Cloud Service can be obtained. An API Call is the invocation of the Cloud Service through a programmable interface. Sufficient entitlements must be obtained to cover the total number of API Calls, rounded up to the nearest one Million, during the measurement period specified in Client's PoE or Transaction Document.



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When a customer orders a license to the program other than via Passport Advantage, these programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

Software Services

IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

More information regarding DataPower technology can be found in the comprehensive portfolio of education services which is available from the WebSphere Education team. The curriculum provides a unique training value built on exclusive product knowledge, a complete education experience, and flexible options.

To obtain more information regarding the DataPower Gateway Training path offerings, see the IBM Skills Gateway website.

To obtain information regarding IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist visit IBM Software Services website.

License Information number

DataPower V7.7

Document name License ID number
IBM DataPower Gateway V7.7.0 Virtual Edition Production for VMWare™ - GA License L-SFER-ARSTH9
IBM DataPower Gateway V7.7.0 Virtual Edition Production for Linux® and Docker - GA License L-SFER-AV5Q78
IBM DataPower Gateway V7.7.0 Virtual Edition Non-Production for VMWare - GA License L-SFER-ARSTGL
IBM DataPower Gateway V7.7.0 Virtual Edition Non-Production for Linux and Docker - GA License L-SFER-AV5S6H
IBM DataPower Gateway V7.7.0 Virtual Edition for Developers for VMWare - GA License L-SFER-ARSTFN
IBM DataPower Gateway V7.7.0 Virtual Edition for Developers for Linux and Docker - GA License L-SFER-AV5S9E
IBM DataPower Gateway for Developers for Docker L-SFER-ARSTEF
IBM DataPower Gateway V7.7.0 - GA License L-SFER-ARSTHV

API Connect 2018.1

Document name License ID number
IBM API Connect Essentials Edition V2018.1 L-RJON-ARKVL7
IBM API Connect Professional Edition V2018.1 and IBM API Connect Professional Non Production V2018.1 L-RJON-ARKVK2
IBM API Connect Professional Edition V2018.1 and IBM API Connect Professional Non Production V2018.1 L-RJON-ARKVJE
IBM API Connect Professional Edition V2018.1 and IBM API Connect Professional Non Production V2018.1 L-RJON-ARKVHV
IBM API Connect Enterprise Edition V2018.1 and IBM API Connect Enterprise Non Production V2018.1 L-RJON-ARKVHC
IBM API Connect Enterprise Add-on for IBM Products V2018.1 and IBM API Connect Enterprise Non Production Add-on for IBM Products V2018.1 L-RJON-ARKVGG

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product version or release will be available as described below as long as your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect.

Effective with DataPower Gateway firmware V7.6, DataPower iintroduces a Continuous Delivery (CD) model to ensure quick response to client needs. DataPower CD will consist of two releases: a CD release approximately once per quarter, and a Long Term Support (LTS) Release every two years. DataPower Gateway LTS releases do not include an extended support period. Only the latest CD release is supported at a given time. LTS releases are for those clients who need enhanced stability and do not wish to upgrade on the CD schedule, while CD releases are intended for those clients who need the latest in DataPower functionality.

For information regarding API Connect CD support, see the IBM API Connect Support Lifecycle website.

This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (by telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Subscription and Support (Software Maintenance) also provides you with access to versions, releases, and updates (CD releases, LTS releases or fixes) of the program. You will be notified, through an announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with six months' notice.

For additional information on the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy, see the IBM Software Support Lifecycle Policy website.

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBMid and password are required to access the IBM Passport Advantage website.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner for Channel Value Rewards. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or go to the IBM Global Financing website for more information.

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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To order, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner. To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the IBM Digital Sales Center.

Phone: 800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)

Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)

For IBM representative: askibm@ca.ibm.com

For IBM Business Partner: pwcs@us.ibm.com

IBM Digital Sales Offices 1177 S Belt Line Rd Coppell, TX 75019-4642, US

The IBM Digital Sales Center, our national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.


Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.


IBM Channel Value Rewards

These products are available under Channel Value Rewards (CVR), either directly from IBM or through authorized Business Partners who invest in skills and high-value solutions. IBM customers may benefit from the industry-specific or horizontal solutions, skills, and expertise provided by these Business Partners.

Additions to CVR will be communicated through standard product announcements. To determine what IBM software is available under CVR, see the IBM Passport Advantage Online for IBM Business Partners website.

For questions regarding CVR, see the IBM Channel Value Rewards website.

Trademarks

IBM API Connect is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, DataPower, PartnerWorld, Passport Advantage, Express, Tivoli, WebSphere, developerWorks, PureApplication, IBM z Systems, z Systems and System i are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

VMware vSphere and VMWare are trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

SoftLayer is a registered trademark of SoftLayer, Inc., an IBM Company, an IBM Company.

Microsoft is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

Terms of use

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